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When choosing a baby's name should you take into consideration how family members feel about the name, particularly, grandparents?


Asked by bigblueeyes at 1:39 PM on May. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not really, but if someone hasfeedback, I'll consider it. In general, though, you really can't please everyone - names are so personal and individual and subjective, what sounds like poetry to one sounds like nails on chalkboard to another. You're the one who is going to be saying the name 1000 times a day for the next couple decades, so it should be one YOU like regardless of the opinions of others.

    But if someone points out that no one will be able to pronounce or spell my child's name, that it has a really negative connotation to the general public, it rhymes with an embarrassing body part, or the initials spell ASS... well, that's something to take into consideration. The child has to actually live with this name their whole life!

    BabyNameAddicts has an excellent forum for unbiased, honest, constructive opinions and ideas on baby names!


    Answer by Collinsky at 1:55 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • no. your baby you pick their name with out any reservations.

    Answer by JessieK79 at 1:40 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • no

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 1:41 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • No. When i was prego with DS, i had a hard time picking a name. I had names picked out awhile before i knew what i was having and SIL would tell me i "CANT" name the baby that because she knows some one with that name n didnt like them blah blah blah, it went on for months. Basically its your kid, you pick the name

    Answer by flakeybabe702 at 1:43 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • No...this is all your choice. We didn't tell anyone the names we picked out till the birth. We didn't want to hear other people's opinion's or be swayed in any way.


    Answer by CloverE at 1:43 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • no its ur b aby u name them what u want cuz there will always be someone who has something to say

    Answer by kimmie123 at 1:46 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • You can take suggestions but the ultimate decision is yours.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 1:51 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • I don't think it's important how they feel about it, but it's pretty important that they can at least pronounce it and/or spell it!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 2:10 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • thanks ladies! of the names we are considering is dennis wayne.....dennis after one of daddy's brothers and wayne was daddy's middle name....both are deceased.....mother and daddy divorced when i was pretty young and mother still isn't crazy about daddy or his brother.....her opinion is that having both names would just be way too over the top....i don't want her to hate the baby based on his name but at the same time i don't want to have to give up a name i like just because of one person....hope that makes sense.....also.....i understand not liking a name because you knew someone with that name and didn't like them....we spent many years as houseparents and have several names that have been "ruined" for us because of having children in care with a name and they were horrible!!.....boys names are soooooo hard!!!!!


    Answer by bigblueeyes at 2:22 PM on May. 21, 2009